2014 Kia Optima HybridJared Rasmussen - Racine, WI08/09/2015
The balance between style, features, affordability, fuel economy, and driver utility could not be better. This car feels comfortable and fun to drive. Despite being a hybrid, it has the hallmark Kia "pep" with the responsive accelerator. Even though it's fairly large and quite heavy with the hybrid battery, I have thus far averaged >40mpg highway. I believe the sticker was between 36 and 40. The dashboard includes visual indicators to let you know how well you're doing at utilizing the hybrid battery and maximizing fuel economy.
Super smooth ride for a fairly decent price
2012 Kia OptimaRicardo Leon - Austin, TX05/15/2015
This car is super smooth to drive and silent. The SX version comes loaded with a turbo engine and technically all the bells and whistles.
Since it comes with leather seats the front ones can be individually heated/cooled and the rear one can be heated if needed.
I've already drove it on 9 hour-long trips from Austin TX to Memphis TN and can't be happier with the performance, fuel efficiency, smooth drive and a great look that make people turn to see it.
The only cons I personally have for this car are these features that I'd love to have in this car, however they were not a deal breaker:
1) It doesn't have the remote start feature.
2) The windshield wipers are not automatic.
3) It doesn't come with steering wheel heater/warmer.
Don't buy without an extended test drive. Pay attention to the steering.
2013 Kia OptimaTerry - South Pittsburg, TN03/23/2015
It is one of many that have a well documented steering problem. It will NOT drive in a straight line - it drifts. It is not a "pull" but the driver must continually make "micro-adjustments" to keep the car in the lane. It is VERY annoying and physically tiring.
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